Deliberations continue in Vybz Kartel Appeal
Written by Midwest Reggae on November 22, 2018
The wait continues for incarcerated dancehall deejays Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm as the Supreme Court is sorting through some 6,000 pages of evidence.
Four months after an appeal against their murder convictions and life sentences, Kartel and Sean Storm along with two others continue to wait as the court deliberates.
Sean Storm’s attorney Bert Samuels tells Music News that based on the workload of the court, and the length of the case, it is not usual that a judgement has not been delivered. Mr. Samuels who continues to remain patient tells us more.
Entertainers Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm, along with two others were convicted of the killing of Clive ‘Lizard’ Williams at a house in Havendale, St Andrew, in August 2011.
They were all given the mandatory life sentences with Kartel ordered to serve 35 years before he is eligible for parole; while Sean Storm will be eligible for parole in 25 years.
In July, several attorneys appeared before the Court of Appeal, seeking to overturn the convictions and sentences.